Now that real life has hit us, my New Year’s good intentions have all but fizzled. I need a simple, easy way to stay accountable. Who wants to join me?!
A few years ago I made up a 12 week fitness and nutrition program to do with family and friends. It was nothing complicated: just a single tip to follow every week, for 12 weeks. It turned out to be a great opportunity to get support in reaching our health goals and it really helped me tone up and lose fat; I think alongside the use of a lipolaser machine, this could perhaps be an effective route to shaving off those unwanted pounds. If that sounds good to you, then you’re in luck. We’re doing it again!
I’m calling it…
12 Weeks * One Challenge Per Week * Oodles of Comradery!
The challenges will be anything from a change in diet, lifestyle or attitude and every single one will get you a step closer to your healthy goal. It’s not about drastic changes or crazy routines…just small, simple changes that will help us look great and live longer!
Don’t worry about future weeks or how long you can maintain a challenge, just focus on the current week’s tip and do your best.
Any comments or experiences that would motivate others are WELCOME! But please no negativity about yourself or your challenges. We’ve all got obstacles, so let’s set our eyes on the prize and hurdle those suckers!
YOUR FIRST ASSIGNMENT:
1. CHOOSE a goal weight, size or body measurements. Pick something measurable and attainable, but something that will stretch your discipline.
According to WebMD, you can lose anywhere from 1-3 pounds a week, healthily and safely, if you do it right.
2. COMMIT! Write your goal down…or, better yet, take a picture! Post it on your fridge, bulletin board, blog, FB, anywhere you and others will see it. Check out mine below. The more you share it, the more help you’ll have to stay accountable. Write your goal in the comments below (or leave a link to where you posted it) so we can see it too!
133 lbs or
Depending on how much muscle I gain in the next couple months, I may or may not reach my goal weight. That’s why I’ve included my measurements. Those are more important than how much my mass actually registers on a scale (although I’m pretty sure that chest measurement is unattainable unless I wean the babe by then!)
Our official start date is this Monday, March 14th and our first challenge will be to cut sugar! I know, I know…it’s my favorite drug too. But it’ll be so worth it! Not only will cutting down on sugar make it easier for us to lose weight and tone up, but it can also have a positive impact on our oral health. As any Dentist in San Ramon will agree, it is no secret that eating too much sugar can lead to tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. Switching to reduced sugar alternatives can, therefore, make a huge difference to your teeth as well as your overall health.
Since I want to see progress ASAP, I’m also doing a nutrition and fitness program called Piit28 (daily high intensity workouts, and a healthy elimination diet for 4 weeks) which has been incredible! If anyone decides to do it with me, let me know! I could use some healthy eating buddies.
Want to hear the best part? At the very end, we’re celebrating with a huge GIVEAWAY!! A big, fat stack of all my favorite healthy snacks and fitness gadgets, given away to one of you guys! WOOT! So tweet, post, share and pin this challenge and let’s recruit as many friends as we can!
I can’t wait to hear everyone’s goals!
You all ready??!
(This last ridiculously awkward shot is my free gift to you. I hope you enjoy it.)